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Mullet Are Thick Along the Cape Canaveral Beaches

Capt. John Kumiski
October 16, 2011
Orlando - Saltwater Fishing Report

Mullet Are Thick Along the Beach

The Report from Spotted Tail 10/11/11

Upcoming Events- Show and Tell seminar on November 5 and 6. The 6th will be an on the water seminar. Details and the signup are now posted at this link- www.spottedtail.com/category/Schools-and-Seminars-13.

Monday- smoked some salmon. Repaired cast net. It needed repair badly. There were several gaping holes. Various other odds and ends. I rode my bike to the Econ to see how high it was. I've seen it higher- once.

Tuesday- took the newly repaired net to Port Canaveral hoping to catch some bait for the freezer. There was a lot of it between the Trident basin and the north jetty. The net worked well. After getting what I needed I went out onto the ocean on a feasibility study. The waves were easily handled by the Mitzi. There were weeds everywhere. The water was dirty. I didn't spend much time, but did not see any fish.

Wednesday- went to the no motor zone. Didn't expect much, since the water is dirty everyplace else. Plus we had three feet of rain fall (an exaggeration- seven inches, really) over the weekend. But I had been dying to go since I got back from Alaska, and the weather was good for it. So I went.
It went as expected. The water was extremely high and extremely dirty. The bottom was not visible anywhere. There were lots of manatees, lots of alligators, lots of black mullet. Didn't see a fish or get a bite.

Friday- Morris Klapper and his son-in-law Eric Bridges joined me for a day on the near coastal Atlantic. Last week I asked "where are all the mullet?" We found them. They were fairly solid from Cape Canaveral all the way to Satellite Beach, and REAL solid in some places, millions and millions of them. There were lots of bluefish and some ladyfish with them. We saw three tarpon but did not get a bite from one. All we caught were bluefish and ladyfish. We stayed busy all day, though.
I tried to get out off the beach to look for mackerel or other species but it was too rough for the Mitzi. Maybe next time…

Coming up next- road trip!

Embrace simplicity.

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- go fishing!

John Kumiski

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